Yann M'Vila has rejected the chance to return to Sunderland in January, the Premier League club have announced. The French midfielder international spent last season on loan at the Stadium of Light, scoring once in 37 appearances as the Black Cats avoided relegation with a game to spare. M'Vila returned to parent club Rubin Kazan, but Sunderland confirmed they and the player were keen to complete a permanent switch when his contract expires in Russia.
The TransferWipe Sunderland - they ain't got no money. You can tell that just from the slowly emerging transfer rumours which are sprouting up with daily growth as January approaches. We've gone from salivating over Edin Dzeko and Yann M'Vila, in the heady days of summer, to expelling a sigh at a rabble of Championship and random second-rate foreigners being linked of late. It'll get better. With no clear indication emanating from the Stadium of Light over budget, direction or plans for January, the transfer gossip sites likely don't quite know what to make of David Moyes' intentions. And with pages to fill they have resorted to 'type' and have considered that Moysey likes British and if he looks
Wahbi Khazri Retained By Sunderland And Will Miss AfCON build-up The Tunisian national side will gather in Spain over Christmas to start their preparations for the Cup of Nations which begins on the 14th January. The African nation's star midfielder, Wahbi Khazri, will be missing from the gathering - retained by Sunderland as David Moyes ensures he has his full squad together for as long as possible before the tournament in Gabon commences. Khazri is one of just four Tunisian players who won't make the training camp because their clubs have refused it. The assembly begins on Christmas day and lasts for a week. Sunderland have rejected the approach of the Tunisian football federation to release
Intended as the jewel in the crown of the Bank of England Club, Ford’s transfer was the last time a North East club would break the transfer record until 2016 Slaphead of the Year Quarter Finalist Alan Shearer’s arrival on Tyneside in 1996. As a signing, Ford was not unlike Shearer. Flush with cash, Sunderland were looking to sign a prolific, line-leading centre forward capable of cementing the club’s place in the game’s upper echelons. Ford’s stay at Roker Park was significantly shorter than Shearer’s at St James’, but he sadly left Sunderland with exactly the same number of medals as Mary Poppins picked up at Newcastle: 0. Brought to Roker to partner Clown Prince of Football and the club’s
RR: After being relegated back to the Championship we endured a strange yet ultimately successful season. Niall Quinn started the campaign as the manager, but eventually Roy Keane came in when we were rock bottom of the league. What did Roy say to the players on the first day that he came in? SE: We were all astonished. It was a shock because he wasn’t really in the running. He came in on his first day and took the lads on a walk around the Academy. He actually spoke to me first because he knew me a bit from the Ireland squad. All the lads were giving me jip saying I was Roy Keane’s best mate, but I really wasn’t! He just wanted to know more about the club, the Academy, the Stadium, the city.
The Premier League can simultaneously be invigorating and disheartening to fans, pundits and managers alike. Such is life for Swansea City manager Bob Bradley as his club faces a critical clash with Sunderland on Saturday at the Liberty Stadium. Much fanfare, and some controversy, surround Swansea's hiring of Bradley back on Oct 3, as he became the first American to manage a Premier League club.
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